SapientNitro Employee Reviews

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Meh. It's one of the better agencies, but leaves something to be desired.
Junior Program Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 2, 2016
I had an interesting time as PM at Sapient in NYC. All was well with the creative and strategy folks. It was the management (project management) and account management teams that were in disarray with regards to staffing and handling projects on some accounts.

Fix it, and you re-gain the kind of culture you like to advertise so much.
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Great place for self starters
Product Management (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 14, 2016
SapientNitro is a great place to start a career. You get exposure to big clients and interesting work. The travel and workalike balance can wear people down.
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large company, many opportunities to make it what you want
Senior Manager Content Strategy (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 5, 2016
with such a large, diverse company, there are many opportunities for self-starters to make their work experience what they want. The size and complexity of the company also has negatives of lack of co-ordination and communication between practices and groups and the overall business strategy doesn't always filter down to the day to day.

Colleagues and teams are extremely skilled, collaborative and committed to each other and clients.
Pros
excellent collaborators
Cons
complex solutions sometimes lack qualified approach leading to burn and churn
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Great people, work, awful politics
PM (Current Employee) –  NYApril 25, 2015
Your typical day is based upon your projects and the cadence that's been set up for you.

On any typical day you could bounce from website design to information architecture and then to a creative review.

You'll work with some great people along the way.

The problem is the politics and lack of accountability.

You'll encounter a LOT of divas and a LOT of fiefdoms. Find a patron and work with them otherwise somebody will find a reason to dislike you and get you gone.

Also despite the "innovative" label being thrown about this is a large company with LOTs of red tape. You'll put some great ideas out there, but ultimately the client (and account team) will opt for a more cautious approach.
Pros
Great benefits + competitive pay, great people
Cons
politics, instability, lack of accountability, red tape
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Good company, future direction unsure
Sr. Associate (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 3, 2015
As of now, the future direction of Sapient is unknown to the majority of the organization since the announcement of the acquisitiion by Publicis Groupe.

As a result, the day-to-day remains the same, but everyone is unsure about what it is we're driving towards.
Pros
Higher than average pay for level, good people
Cons
Not good life/work balance
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Fun Casual Work Environment, Encourage you to be creative explorer
Senior Interactive Developer (Current Employee) –  BostonSeptember 13, 2014
The typical day constitutes client meeting, Ping-pong table, working on side project on unrelated technologies.
Pros
Flexible work hours, be your own manager.
Cons
Jobs Security - Frequent lay-offs
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SapientNitro: not nearly as bad as you've heard, lol
Content Strategist (Contract) (Former Employee) –  FreelanceJuly 12, 2014
A lot of rookies chafe at some of the cr*p that comes through the pipeline here, but honestly once you've worked at a few agencies you realize that it's par for the course in this industry. I loved my time at Sapient and would recommend it to anyone looking to work in a full-services digital agency environment. Get used to the offshore dev team trying to call *all* the shots on your project but once you develop the social skills to deal with their cr*p you get used to it. Remember, the key to happiness is to not take the b.s. home with you at the end of the day.
Pros
Good Content Strategy outlook, strong project managers, good creative environment
Cons
Messy development teams who try to drive the train to suit their needs, not anybody else's needs
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Use to be a good place to work
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  New YorkJanuary 3, 2014
I haven't worked at Sapient for a year now so I'm not sure if the issues that I experienced have been worked out.
Pros
Good place to learn how to be a consultant
Cons
Too many process and some of the process counter dictated each other
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Great culture and core values; disorganized and compensation and work/life balance are less than par
Associate (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJuly 8, 2013
SapientNitro only hires smart, talented, and solid individuals who fit in with the core values. At Sapient you have the chance to work with some of the best and brightest in the industry and because the environment is set up to be collaborative the chances for growth and learning are immeasurable.
With all the pluses Sapient has some definite shortcomings. Sapient prides itself on adaptability and chance but many times there are changes made just for the sake of change. Processes change on a quarterly basis without solid communication from leadership. Many times once the change has finally been communicated there is a completely different process on it's way to be implemented which results in disorganization and chaos.
Pros
Great people, culture, core values
Cons
Disorganized; no work/life balance, weak compensation and benefits package
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Good place to learn, not place to grow
Visual Designer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 23, 2013
- Good people, great culture
- Good place to learn, not place to grow
- Boring system
- Poor management
- Loads of work
- Lack of mentor ship
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Too much fun, not enough work
Account Management (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 11, 2012
SapientNitro is a great place to work. The people are fun, the office is buzzing (when people are actually there) and everyone is very intelligent. The problem is, the bar and partying take priority over everything. Over clients, over training, over pitch work, and the list goes on. Most of the people running the NY office can't go more than 24 hours without having a "meeting" at a bar which inevitably ends up in no work getting done.

It used to be fun but now its starting to show. They're losing clients and not winning new ones. They're laying off incredibly talented people because they don't have enough projects to keep them busy. The shop is salvageable but it's going to take a lot of strong will and someone to say enough is enough and keep the partying outside the workday.
Pros
fun culture, higher than industry average pay, potentially interesting clients/projects
Cons
party culture, too many cooks in the kitchen without a head chef
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You always get the run around from management. They need more training
Financial Analyst Associate- Clients (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 22, 2012
This company brags about how much money they have but doesn't spread the wealth. Constantly laying off employee not a good sign.
Pros
great office space
Cons
healthcare benefits is costly, your better off purchasing your own
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